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Writing Roadblocks: Busy Schedules

August 29, 2013

This has been a busy few weeks for me. Not only is California on fire (and sharing her smoke with us over here in Nevada–hey California! Thanks for that!), but the Partner in Crime and I just bought a new house! We close on the ninth, and until then we are so busy it’s ridiculous. Last weekend, obviously, we were camping in Mendocino. This weekend, we’re going out to Boca Reservoir. The weekend before we move, we get to take part in a friend’s gender reveal party (and we get to make the cake, so we get to know if the baby is a boy or a girl before they do! Bwahahahaha!). That being said, being busy is really tough on writers, or at least it’s tough on me. Between working, trying to pack for our move in the evenings, taking care of way-too-many animals, and being gone/busy every weekend, sometimes it’s overwhelming. When I finally DO have time to […]

Avoiding stress as a writer

Writing Roadblocks: Stress

August 22, 2013

I was originally going to just write on the way stress affects my writing, but when coming up for the headline for this topic I realized something: there are a lot of writing roadblocks we need to hurdle sometimes. So many, in fact, that I think it may be worth a “series,” if you will. (Keep in mind, this series is not chronological and I may never finish and, in fact, I may never write anything other than this first post.) That being said, part of the reason I haven’t been writing as often as I used to is because of stress. Lately, a lot has been going on in my life. Now, don’t mistake that with thinking my life is bad. My life is anything but bad. Actually, my life is pretty awesome. I have great friends, a great family, and great things going for me. But I’m a creature of habit, and when my routines get fucked up, […]

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